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CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 2:30pm EDT
, the first moving pictures 130 years ago in california. let's go to san san francisco, january 1880. leland stanford, former governor of the state, president of the central pacific railroad, the richest man west of the mississippi has built a mansion on the top of california hill. we call it today nob hill, at the time they called it california hill. they call it nob hill because of stanford and his preposterously rich friends who moved there to build their enormous houses overlooking the city. stanford's house has 50 rooms, it's 50,000 square feet, it's decorated within an inch of its life with rosewood cabinetry on every wall and murals painted by italian painters that imitate the frescoes found under the ashes of pompei. model statuary, a dining room that can seat 50, ballroom that 300 people can dance in and 15 live-in servants. three people live in this house, leland stanford, his wife jane lathrop and their son, leland stanford jr., age 10. january 1880, stanford has some friends in for a party and a show. he's got a man that he regards as his companion, but also his employee. the aro
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
a socialist. speier can't live in san francisco and not be a socialist. [laughter] i think $9 minimum wage, come on mr. present we are at $10.55 and they talk about paid sick leave and we have been there done that for 10 years and we had preschool five years ago. in san francisco, it's the worst nightmare for the right because every single thing they say is the end of the world as we know it. we have done every single one of them. [laughter] and we are fine. [applause] any big city in the united states, the city is vibrant. we have unit held -- universal health care we are to did that years ago. not universal health insurance but state health care. a profound distinction and one that still concerns me about the broader implementation of health insurance reform. >> these values are not so bad. speier they are not socialist values. >> i feel sorry for his argument [laughter] >> i've got one final question question here. >> this is on c-span and i am in trouble here. [laughter] >> this is the last question. what plans -- to let me actually ask another question. without necessarily being a kni
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 8:15am EDT
of the administration at san francisco and he was leaking information to task a news agency journalist. his famous pravda, who is working for social intelligence. i probably knew who he was, producer i if this information was not meant for the price. now wait a retinoids -- the soviets had no interest in this monetary architecture except for one reason. the soviets liked the idea of a new monetary architecture being found dead on old in some form because the soviets had a lot of it and looked to be on the verge of getting a lot more. so the soviets were thrilled with any monetary system that would lead to making their code more valuable. but they really viewed retinoids as they did the marshall plan is just an opportunity to get short-term credits from the united states, which they could eventually repudiate. in fact, white fought fiercely within the destination for a $10 million low-interest loan to the soviet union fdr refused to go forward with it and the main reason is we find in the soviet archives by the soviets would not ratified the word was because of u.s. financial aid was forthcoming. t
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 12:00am EDT
in cities throughout the country, l.a., san francisco, oakland, chicago, new york. a black power ferment of people asking how do we take the gains in the successes and the power of the civil rights movement and translate into that power that can challenge poverty. the civil rights movement have been tremendously successful at dismantling jim crow and dismantling segregation but what it didn't do was it didn't provide an insurgent means to transform poverty. it didn't provide a way to change ghettoization and it didn't reach the full goal to the participants in the civil rights movement of freedom and power. what you have is really an in 66 it became a big cause. but power, how do we build black power? there were organizations in most major cities asking this question and try to think about it. there were a lot of different kinds of approaches. one important kind of answer to this was to say we are not just going to come its not that we just want to be part of america. america is an imperial power and we need to really challenge that imperialism and part them parcel the anticolonial strug
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 8:00am EDT
debates, rigorous debates happening in cities throughout the country, l. a.m., san francisco and oakland, chicago, new york, a real ferment, a black power ferment of people asking how do we take the gains and the successes and the power of the civil rights movement, and how do we translate that into the kind of power that can challenge poverty and ghettoization. the civil rights movement had been incredibly successful at dismantling formal segregation, but what it didn't do, is it doesn't provide an insurgent means to transform poverty, it didn't provide a way to change ghettoization, it didn't reach the full goals that the participants in the civil rights movement were really aspiring to of freedom, of power. and so what you had in the starting really in '66 it became a very big call was a question, black power. how do we build black power? there were dozens of organizations in most major cities asking this question and trying to thub it. think about it. there were a lot of different kinds of approaches. one important kind of theoretical answer to this was to say we're not just going to
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
with a democratic win in san francisco to clean up graffiti. he would say, what are you talking about. or his colleagues came out with a plan to sweep the streets. it just makes no sense at a local level. board of california politics, pragmatism at the local level. i have always said that ideologues make lousy mayors and the opposite is true. you have to get things done. one of the nice things is proximity has a little bit more legitimacy. a little bit more locally optimistic than state and federally. >> politicians make lousy mayors, but you are the opposite. [applause] >> thank you. >> i would like to thank you for these, by the way. we have to make real change like the tea party dead in a top-down approach sadly i would like to take its dissipated debate, the debate about the sequester, and folks have changed their behavior. they have become hostage to that ideological legitimate. but you know, i have gone to great lengths to compo complement the movement. folks took over four out of five weeks. i have so much fun i went over and join them in a circle. i got a sense of the vibrancy of the
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
in san francisco in 1934. san francisco starts with an s. one of the great moments of labor history in the united states in the most recent time was the great silliness grape boycott with scissors chavez and the farm workers. so i wish i had a chance to talk to obama's speech writer and inject at least 1s into the speech for the labor movement. other than that i felt the speech did a great job of reminding us how important it is to know our history and to know how far we've come and to know -- to learn some lessons from that history, and i'll talk a little bit about those lessons. i'm going to give some examples from my book about the people i wrote about and then because i am a college professor and because some of my former students are here, and wrong to give you a quiz at the end of tonight's presentation. so if you think about a hundred years ago and you think about if i was standing here at busboys and poets if it existed hundred years of your or at the beginning of the 1900's and i had said what we need in this country is oldies' insurance so that all people don't have to the
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
strike in san francisco in 1934. san francisco starts with s. one of the great moments of labor history in the united states in the most recent great was the great salinas grape boycott. with hugo chavez. i wish i had a chance to talk to obama's speechwriter and inject at least one s into that speech for the labor movement. but other than that, i thought the speech did a great job of reminding us how important it is to know our history and to know how far we've come, and to know, to learn some lessons from history and i'm going to talk a little bit about those lessons, going to give some examples from my book about some of the people i wrote about. and then because i'm a college professor, and because some of my former students are here, i'm going to give you a quiz at the end of tonight's presentation. so we think about 100 years ago, and you think about if i were standing here at busboys and poets had existed 100 years ago, or the beginning of the 1900s, and died said that what we need in this country is old age insurance so that old people don't have to die in poverty, they can retir
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 4:45pm EDT
this to a part, here sitting in the city of san francisco roughly three-quarters of a million people in the center of the much larger bay area. say 10,000 people would go that far. what should the should the priority b-1, two, three of the "big data"? >> well it's simple. >> i love simple. >> i feel a great confidence because the leadership position in the united states in terms of collecting data and opening this data up so we should applaud -- >> in what way? i didn't know that. >> well, there was a gentleman and i want to say chris, the cto of the city of san francisco who now i believe works at the white house who took a strong leadership position in getting the government to open up crime reports and public transport data so that developers can build apps alongside it. for delbert -- developers to come in and build those and bring it together. he is actually doing very good things with where the real gemstone is in the united states is in new york city and there they have a director of analytics so you might want to look at that model and what is done is a fellow created a small
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2013 12:20am EST
earthquakes in san francisco and it creates a perspective. we have been through a lot of this stuff before and great storytelling endorsed the great effective. >> the destruction of dabbles in which is almost never talk about. it's a shame which is happened in new york with hurricane sandy hundreds of thousands of people affected and if you read about it, you see there were people on the ground who knew about it and cared about it and who are wondering at the time will anybody remember this when he hears upon by? will people remember what happened to this town and it's really important for people to get that perspective. >> we balance the scandals and the tragedies with triumphs as well as it's amazing when you read shirley hovis and john larson's perfect game never been anthologized before david runyon's poem the cinderella man later made into a movie. that has never been anthologized before. we found in the new york hoblick library and you get these great inspiring stories along with the stories of scandals tragedies and triumphs. in the new scandal we are in -- we have been through this
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
institute in san francisco. we look forward to seeing you again. [applause] >> here is where the story starts to get interesting. i am convinced but give the the basic just commas sent off to fort leavenworth a lot of people did not like the trade as they do not white officers who were to go fish or stood out too much and pretoria's was guilty on both. he was sent to fort leavenworth and a lot of people are thinking that's great. the fair hair boys sending out to pasture literally. but he realizes this is the intellectual center of the army. they form curriculum for the college, they organize the national training centers, the lessons from one affects the lessons of the other and affects the patterns of the next. and he said himself what powers he potentially had. holy cow. he talks like that like super, jeepers, holy cow they put insurgents in charge of change. he views as up as the insurgent. [laughter] knew well there is a professor named elliot cahn a historian also neil conservative, one of those uphold starting conditions to invade iraq and also part of the defense policy advisor
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
to be the da in san francisco. she had a very different approach where she wanted to divert a lot of the cases and not have her assistance go for just conviction but she wrote a book called smart on crime we don't want to lock up everybody because we need to look at the role as prosecutors in a bigger way and there are other prosecutors out here that are trying to do the right thing but far too many of them in my view do have this win at any cost attitude and that is the type of attitude that will result in the kind of injustice is that i talk about in my book >> host: is there a way of holding the prosecution offices accountable for their action? >> that is the question i try so hard to get to and in the last chapter of my book i talk about reform. there are so many different problems in the system and the answer of of reform is very dawn of the problems are. so for racial disparity for a simple, there is a project now going on at the institute and the prosecution and racial justice project where the statisticians are going into certain prosecutor's office is at the invitation of certain chie
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 9:30am EDT
that hit japan on march 11th, 2011. she spoke at the mechanics institute in san francisco. just under an hour. >> thank you very much for coming here and listening to me in the middle of the warm, beautiful california day. i spend three months in japan after the tsunami. i waited until june to go. i didn't want to be confused with the journalists who were flooding in and out quickly, better to let people settle down, what was left of their lives. in june, september and december it was almost as rich as if it was three different groups of people each time. i will talk about that as i go along. the great seventeenth century japanese, the person in morning is a slave to czar of. nobody i saw in japan was a slave to sorrow. the pain was real and extremely deep as you can imagine. the pain of losing people, not necessarily the pain of losing houses and cars and computers and bicycles because this is a country so seismically dynamic that all the rural people said this has happened to our family many times over the last 500 years. my great grandmother swam to safety and survived. it wasn't u
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2013 8:00am EDT
thank you all for joining us here at the mechanics' institute here this san francisco. i'm laura shepherd, director of events, and we look forward to seeing you very soon again. >> thank you. [applause] >> and now, booktv. 48 hours of nonfiction authors and books every weekend on c-span2. this weekend we are live from the tucson festival of books in arizona. follow us on twitter and facebook for live updates and pictures throughout the weekend. watch our live coverage and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org: >> i want to move to the role of publishers in this new world. it used to be that publishers would take care of all distribution, they would take care of production, and they would provide the advance. and that, that series of services led them to take a very hefty can cut, a 95% cut. now, now you don't need production because you can put it out on the web, you don't need an advance because it doesn't cost that much to write, or you can crowd fund the advance using something like kickstarter. and you don't need the distribution, again, b
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 3:30pm EDT
. he started a summer program out in san francisco originally called the tinkering school. and at the tinkering school kids, they go for a few weeks. they use real tools. they do things like build suspension bridges and work and roller coasters and all sorts of cool stuff. he also wrote this. he became well-known before. you just saw an expert -- exodus of qualified vendors things you should let your kids do. we saw the first three of those. the last couple were break the digital millennium copyright act which was sort of a -- we were talking about was about sharing. give lomas let your kids drive a car. and he's talking about little kids. yet. the idea is that -- and now he is actually go founding a private school called bright works which is based on the same principles, and the idea is immersive learning. that while you're learning things and the textbooks you can also actually do them. if you're doing physics experiment you can do the physics experiment and read about it and do all these things simultaneously. it's a really interesting approach on how to us, again, not
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 11:00pm EDT
a machine that can somehow automatically figure out how to get a call from miami florida to san francisco california and talk to the intermediate machines, the intermediate switching machines and do this on its own, automatically bill for the calls, do everything to put the call through. except imagine building that machine in 1930 and 1940 when the transistor is not been invented, the computer is not been invented. today if your engineering, we have computers. we will be great. the suspect and. dublin the weight is that they get right to work on this problem, and they sold it. this of the using what mr. spock of bart track described as their stance. they had no cards. it did not have computers. in relays and vacuum tubes. but they build this astonishing long-distance telephone network that allegedly tell your own calls. they've built the largest machine in the world. he got from this manual thing to this amazing machine. but it was around 1955, 1960 at the telephone networks started attracting some unwanted attention. it was the tension mostly from teenagers, some of them were blind, and
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 5:00pm EDT
automatically figure out how to get a call, say, from miami, florida, to san francisco, california, and talk to the intermediate machines, switching machines that needs to be able to do this all on its own, automatically bill for the calls, it needs to do everything, right, to put the call through. except manage imagine building that machine in 1930 or 1940 when the transistor hasn't been invented, the computer hasn't been invented. didn't exist back then. what blew me away, and i didn't realize this when i first started working on the book was bell laboratories got right to work on this problem, and they solved it using what mr. spock of star trek would describe as napkins. they had metal cards with holes punch inside it. again, they didn't have computer, they had relays and vacuum tubes, but they built this astonishing network that allowed you to dial your own calls. that was, you know, hundreds of these machines, and that was from, say, 1950 to about 1980. they were, at the time, they formed the largest machine in the world. and so that's what the telephone network had become. it had gone
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2013 2:15pm EDT
that an exclusive men's club in san francisco. >> what sense of the man did you get? >> he baffled me and i found an extremely complicated to be a i was just sort of riveted by the different sides of him. i wish he could be very vindictive and officious even long before the tapes we heard he would refer to the 1960 running mate as a knucklehead and get she could be so kind to people and so generous in ways he didn't have to beat. he always had to think about the kennedys but when he was president, he invited mrs. kennedy and her children to see them in the white house and it wasn't just a perfunctory look around. he spent time with them and then he had personal letters written back to the two children. they were so touched she held back to nixon and they had that side of him and he just completely baffled me. >> what struck me as hermene dwight eisenhower was to richard nixon. >> it's amazing. eisenhower wasn't even aware of it. he regarded almost everyone that worked for house staff and nixon was a lieutenant commander of the navy can there again, eisenhower was a five-star general. i try to get
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2013 2:45pm EDT
ago, 1913, somebody gets a chance to get to san francisco from new york in five hours they would have jumped at that and thought geography has already lost meaning. certain things that can be done now in digital platforms, space really has lost all its meaning. and my guess is that one of the big thursday in the 21st 21st century would be the continuing collapse of space, and that is one of the huge transformations of just everything. so that if the world goes up to the 5,000 points thing, i think physical space as we conceive of it, i would suspect is no longer going to mean anything at all. i think in one sense a big lesson you can draw out of this development index. attachment, though, it's one of the big challenges to the development index. because what it seems to suggest is that everything that has been happening in the past 15,000 years is about to be swept away by the change in the world. the changes we're seeing in one sense are just more examples of the kinds of processes that go back 18,000 years, and another sense they're utterly different from anything the world has exper
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 8:00am EST
a little bit about. in san francisco the popular story with the sort -- it was made to a formula that could convince anyone, it was on the market and some kind of terrible thing. and it made up -- the other one is the relationship between the greeks -- basically putting pine oil into the wind. it was not drinkable. so a comment? >> thank you very much. thank you for coming. [applause] >> the problem with banning any book is once you ban one, you don't know where it will stop, and that road takes us back to totalitarian states and they have been banned many times especially in classrooms simply because sometimes a parent doesn't understand the novel. they haven't read it. there have been places where school boards, parents have asked to ban the novel and it turns out words or phrases or paragraph, but i am glad to say that in every instance where censorship of the novel has happened, every instance that i know of, have gone to the schools and said this is our literature, this is important literature and you can't ban because of a word or two or paragraph and every case that i know of, the ba
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 10:00pm EDT
of covers the story from the first meeting they met at the bohemian grove at the men's club in san francisco. >> what sense of the man did you get? >> she baffled me and i found him extremely complicated. i was riveted by the different sides of him. he could be really vindictive and his vicious long before the takes be heard. at one time he referred to the 1960 running mate as a bottomless wonder and that sort of thing yet he could be so kind to people. and so generous in ways he didn't have to be paid he always had a thing about the kennedys but when he was president she invited mrs. kennedy and her children to see then a white house and it wasn't a all the perfunctory look around. they played with the dog and they wrote thank you letters and personal letters hand written backed to the children. they were so touched she yelled back to next-gen and they had that side of him and then they had this other side they just completely baffled me. >> what struck me in reading the book is coming dwight eisenhower was to richard nixon. it's amazing. >> i think a lot of that he wasn't even aware of it
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 4:30pm EST
in the san francisco giants parking lot. you can see that this is a total universe. yes, sir? >> two things. one is follow the money. then they -- need for planets are in sight and want to bring the suit. just recently the couple filed suit in district court in florida for fraud. supposedly was some contractual basis with they're suit. to what to what extent this dealer for the organization to face a new reality where it is not an individual simply trying to break free, was someone going after the money, something which is important to scientology and the establishment. >> well, this is an organization that is where lawyer got. and i talked to one of the lawyers to created the architecture, the bureaucratic architecture scientology. selling his three compartments that is impossible to break the bank. each one of them is isolated from the other. i wish them well. i think it is a formidable task to take down scientology. has to take itself down. it has to -- you know, somebody inside, there aren't really -- the reason that i take on the celebrities and a sign in his responsibility, a lot of e
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
her medical degree from the university of california san francisco. she lives in los angeles with her husband to children and two dogs. that would also like to introduce kathryn bowers writes about health biology and evolution pitch he teaches writing at ucla and began her career as journalism as an editor of the "atlantic monthly." she also works with james fallows the washington editor of the atlantic and for cnn internatiinternati onal in london. kathryn later served as an assistant press attachÉ at the united states embassy in moscow where she received a state department meritorious honor award for her service. kathryn holds a bachelor's degree from stanford university and lives in los angeles with her husband, child and one dog. barbour and kathryn are here today to discuss their book "zoobiquity" what animals can teach us about health and the science of healing. "zoobiquity" was a discovery book best in 2012 and a 2013 aaa prize finalist in the book is coming out in paperback in april with a redesigned cover. it's up here. thank you so much for being here and thank you for all
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